Wrenshall man rescued from St. Louis River island

Authorities responded to a report of person floating on an ice chunk in the river Friday, March 26.

Duluth Media Group

First responders rescued a Wrenshall man from an island on the St. Louis River in Cloquet on Friday, March 26.

The Cloquet Area Fire District and Cloquet Police Department responded to a water rescue call at the state Highway 33 bridge at the St. Louis River at approximately 7:30 p.m.

A caller had reported a person floating on an ice chunk near the bridge, according to a news release from the fire department.

John Sylvester Jurek, 20, located on an island in the river and rescued without incident, according to the Cloquet Police Department report.

This story was updated at 10:23 a.m. March 30 with information obtained through a Cloquet Police Department report. It was originally posted at 6:15 p.m. March 29.

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